Minutes of Proceedings

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Date: 29 November 2016

The Assembly met at 10.30am, the Speaker in the Chair.

1. Prayers

Members observed two minutes' silence.

2. Executive Committee Business

2.1 Statement: British-Irish Council Summit

The First Minister, the Rt. Hon Arlene Foster, made a statement regarding the twenty-eighth Summit of the British-Irish Council, which was held in Wales on Friday 25 November 2016, following which she replied to questions.

2.2 Motion: Draft Insolvency (Monetary Limits) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

Proposed:

That the draft Insolvency (Monetary Limits) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016 be approved.

Minister for the Economy

Debate ensued.

The Question being put, the Motion was carried without division.

2.3 Motion: Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

Proposed:

That the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016 be affirmed.

Minister for the Economy

Debate ensued.

The Question being put, the Motion was carried without division.

3. Private Members' Business

3.1 Motion: Medical School in the North West

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes the support of the Minister for the Economy and Minster of Health for the establishment of a medical school in the North West; acknowledges the positive impact of a medical school on the delivery of medical and health services in the North West and that it would be one element in the expansion of student numbers and courses at the Ulster University at Magee; calls on the Executive to work with the Ulster University, the General Medical Council, the Government of Ireland and other stakeholders for the establishment of a medical school in the North West; and further calls for a Programme for Government commitment to establish this medical school early in this Assembly mandate.

Mr M Durkan
Mr C Eastwood
Mr G Mullan

Debate ensued.

The Question being put, the Motion was carried without division.

3.2 Motion – People Diagnosed with HIV

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes the increasing number of people diagnosed with HIV in Northern Ireland year on year; is concerned at the levels of stigma experienced by people living with HIV; acknowledges the need for a new campaign to promote awareness and prevention, specifically tailored to Northern Ireland; commends the work of Positive Life, Northern Ireland's only dedicated charity working to support people diagnosed with HIV; and calls on the Minister of Health to support this organisation in the development of a centre of excellence at its new headquarters.

Ms P Bradley
Mr G Middleton
Mr T Clarke

3.3 Motion: Amendment 1

Proposed:

Leave out all after the second 'HIV;' and insert:

'recognises the disproportionate impact of HIV among gay and bisexual men; acknowledges the need for a new campaign to promote awareness and prevention, specifically tailored to Northern Ireland; commends the work of Positive Life, The Rainbow Project and others working to prevent the spread of HIV and supporting people diagnosed with HIV; and calls on the Minister of Health to work with the statutory, community and voluntary organisations working in this field to develop a centre of excellence.

Mr E McCann
Mr G Carroll

Amendment 1 was not moved.

3.4 Motion: Amendment 2

Proposed:

Leave out all after the third 'HIV;' and insert:

'calls on the Minister of Health to support this prevention work by bringing forward proposals to ensure that everyone in Northern Ireland has access to vital pre-exposure prophylaxis medication on the same basis as the rest of the United Kingdom; and further calls on the Minister to support Positive Life in the development of a centre of excellence at its new headquarters.'

Ms P Bradshaw
Mrs N Long

Debate ensued.

The sitting was suspended at 12.57pm.

The sitting resumed at 2.00pm, with the Principal Deputy Speaker (Ms Ruane) in the Chair.

4. Question Time

4.1 The Executive Office

Questions were put to, and answered by, the First Minister, the Rt. Hon Arlene Foster. The junior Minister, Mr Alastair Ross, also answered a number of questions.

4.2 Justice

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Justice, Ms Claire Sugden.

4.3 Assembly Commission

Questions were put to, and answered by, Members of the Assembly Commission.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr McGlone) took the Chair.

5. Private Members' Business (cont'd)

5.1 Motion: People Diagnosed with HIV (cont'd)

The Question being put, Amendment 2 was made without division.

The Question being put, the motion, as amended, was carried without division.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Kennedy) took the Chair.

6. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

Mr Colin McGrath spoke to his topic regarding the Proposed Closure of Outdoor Education Centres in South Down.

The Assembly adjourned at 5.46pm.

Mr Robin Newton
The Speaker

29 November 2016

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
29 November 2016

1. Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly

2. Bills of the Northern Ireland Assembly

3. Orders in Council

4. Publications Laid in the Northern Ireland Assembly

Annual Report on Child Poverty 2015-2016 (DfC).

5. Assembly Reports

6. Statutory Rules

SR 2016/415 The Caseins and Caseinates Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 (DoH).

For Information Only

(C. 31) SR 2016/399 The Road Traffic (Amendment) (2016 Act) (Commencement No. 1) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016 (DfI).

7. Written Ministerial Statements

8. Consultation Documents

9. Departmental Publications

10. Agency Publications

11. Westminster Publications

12. Miscellaneous Publications

 

Northern Ireland Assembly Legislation:

Stages in Consideration of Public Bills

First Stage: Introduction of Bill.

Second Stage: General debate of the Bill with an opportunity for Members to vote on its general principles.

Committee Stage (Comm. Stage): Detailed investigation by a Committee which concludes with the publication of a report for consideration by the Assembly.

Consideration Stage (CS): Consideration by the Assembly of, and an opportunity for Members to vote on, the details of the Bill including amendments proposed to the Bill.

Further Consideration Stage (FCS): Consideration by the Assembly of, and an opportunity for Members to vote on, further amendments to the Bill.

Final Stage: Passing or rejecting of Bill by the Assembly, without further amendment.

Royal Assent.

Proceedings as at 29 November 2016

2016-2021 Mandate
Executive Bills          

  

Title &
   NIA Bill Number

  
  

First
   Stage

  
  

Second Stage

  
  

Comm. Stage to Conclude

  
  

Report Ordered to be Printed

  
  

CS

  
  

FCS

  
  

Final Stage

  
  

Royal Assent

  

Budget   (No.2) Bill          1/16-21

13.06.16

14.06.16

/

/

20.06.16

21.06.16

27.06.16

29.07.16

Assembly   Members (Reduction of Numbers) Bill 76/11-16

12/01/16

25/01/16

/

/

02.02.16

16.02.16

23.02.16

22.07.16

Licensing   and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill 2/16-21

19/09/16

27/09/16

23/02/17

 

 

 

 

 

2016-2021 Mandate
Executive Bills           

  

Title &
   NIA Bill Number

  
  

First
   Stage

  
  

Second Stage

  
  

Comm. Stage to Conclude

  
  

Report Ordered to be Printed

  
  

CS

  
  

FCS

  
  

Final Stage

  
  

Royal Assent

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/ Bills progressing by accelerated passage


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